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Excellence in Coaching

The coaching staff at FC Valencia includes some of the brightest and most engaging coaches in Southern California. Our coaches operate to the highest standards of technical, tactical, and age appropriate training. It is the mission of our coaching and development staff to build a history of success on and off the pitch. Our coaches are always here to help our players reach their goals, whether it’s playing Varsity HS, Collegiate, or playing Professionally.
Our club is not only considered competitive for our players but also our coaches. We continuously strive and encourage our staff to continue their coaching education along with implementing modern training methods and teaching philosophy. All with the core mission of developing young athletes to succeed and reach their fullest potential.

You can count on us for results!

Coaching Directors

  • Coach Martinez
    Coach Martinez
    Director of Coaching
  • Coach AJ
    Coach AJ
    Asst Dir. Coaching
Coach Martinez
Director of Coaching

Charles Martinez
Founder & Director of Coaching

Charles Martinez has coached soccer at various levels for well over 25 years. Charles holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National “A” Professional coaching license and  is a national team scout for US soccer. He will begin his 8th year as Women’s Assistant Coach for the nationally ranked, Western Conference champions at College of the Canyons. He has also trained teams at the Women’s Pro-Am level as well as both boys and girls Varsity High School soccer programs at Golden Valley, Panorama, Hoover, Burroughs, Bellarmine-Jefferson, and Providence.

Player and team development is Charles’ focus when it comes to coaching Club soccer. He stresses hard work and discipline in conjunction with maintaining high grades in school. His Club experience includes training and leading teams of all ages including prior work with the North Valley Soccer Club, Crescenta Valley Soccer Club, Los Angeles Futbol Club (LAFC Chelsea); and Burbank Red Machine (Director of Coaching).

Consistent, current and ongoing coaching education is a key element of Charles’ leadership philosophy and he believes in utilizing every educational opportunity to enhance coaching skills, knowledge and abilities. As a component of continuing education for his USSF National A license, Charles joined the USSF coaching staff for training in Italy with the staff of Roma, ACF Fiorentina, Inter de Milan, AC Milan and the Italian National Team. Additionally, he previously traveled to England to train with the Chelsea professional and youth coaching staff. Charles holds a Brazil USA (BRUSA) International Soccer Institute D-License certification.

Martinez was trained and played professionally in Ecuador with the Deportivo Cuenca (1st Division), the Ecuadorian U17 National Team, the Universidad de Cuenca College Team, and at Los Angeles City College. Charles received the City of Glendale Character and Ethics Community Award, Glendale Fire Chief’s Annual commendation and a commendation from LA County Supervisor Michael Antonovich for community service.

Continuing Education (read more)

Charles is a firm believer in continuing coaching education. Every couple years he travels with USSF International Coaching Development Program. This year he flew to Brussels, Belgium to take part in the program. These coaching development workshops expose U.S. coaches to foreign federations and clubs. He was joined with a group of approximately 36 coaches from the US and other participating countries to interact directly with top-level coaches, administrators and players from some of the best clubs in the world.

Anderlecht Youth - Loving the Game!

Anderlecht Youth Academy – Loving the Game!

Ajax Training Facility

Ajax Training Facility

Belgium Federation

Belgium Federation

Brugge Stadium

Brugge Stadium

Coach AJ
Asst Dir. Coaching

Adonay "AJ" Jovel
Asst Dir. Coaching

Coach “AJ” Adonay joins FC Valencia as the Asst. Director of Coaching, and will oversee the development of the boys program.
“We are thrilled to have AJ and his wife, Karen, along with their children joining the FC Valencia soccer family,” said Snyder. “After spending the last few years at RSC, AJ brings a wealth of experience that will have an immediate impact on our program. As a club, we are focused on strengthening our coaching staff and we’re all very excited to have Coach Adonay join us. AJ has nearly 20 years of coaching experience along with a track record of developing himself with his craft. He’s the epitome of what we’re looking for as we continue to strengthen our program in the Santa Clarita Valley.”
Coach “AJ” Adonay holds a National “B” License from the United States Soccer Federation and BS in Kinesiology from CSUN.
  • Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology – California State University of Northridge
  • USSF “United States Soccer Federation” National “B” License
  • AA – Moorpark College
  • USSF “United States Soccer Federation” National “C” License
  • California Youth Soccer Association “D” License
  • California Youth Soccer Association “E” License
  • NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching and the California State Component
Coaching Experience:
  • College of the Canyons – Men’s Assistant Coach (Current)
  • Coach, Hart High School, Boys Varsity (Current)
  • Skills Clinics, Real So Cal
  • Coach, Magic SC Boys U13 (Silver Elite)
  • Coach, Magic SC Girls U16 (Silver Elite)
  • Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach, Moorpark College
  • Coach/Trainer, North Valley SC Boys 18(Premiere)
  • Coach, Cleveland High School, Boys’ Varsity
  • Trainer, CVU, Boys 18 (Premiere)
  • Trainer, Conejo Valley United Girls U15 (Bronze)
  • Coach/Trainer, CVU(Silver North)
  • Coach, Reseda High School
  • Coach, Valley United Blast Soccer Club(Premier)
  • Coach, Reseda High School
  • Coach, Los Angeles United Soccer Club (Gold)
  • Assistant Coach Boys Soccer, Bishop Alemany High School
  • Assistant Coach, North Stars Soccer Club
  • Assistant Soccer Coach, California Quest Soccer Club
  • Assistant Soccer Coach, Cleveland High School
  • Assistant Soccer Coach, Birmingham High School
  • Outstanding Performance at Virgil Middle School for Track, 1994
  • Award of Excellence for Outstanding Science – William Mulholland Middle School 1995
  • Award of Excellence for Honors – William Mulholland Middle School 1995
  • Certification of Achievement for participation in the Science Fair at Mulholland Middle School 1995
  • Athletic Award “Conference Champions” at Birmingham High School, 1996, 1997, and 1998
  • Certification of Excellence AYE Summer Education Enrichment Program, 1997
  • Leading scorer for Birmingham High School 1998-1999 Season
  • Athletic Award for School Letter in Boys Soccer, 1997,98,99
  • Athletic Award at Moorpark College: Men’s Soccer Team, 1999
  • Dean’s Honor list at Pierce Community College 1999
  • Captains Award for Moorpark College 2004
  • 24 hours of training for – Campus Aide
  • Trainer/Coach of the year at Conejo Valley United Soccer Club, 2009-2010

Coaching Staff

  • Coach Ben
    Coach Ben
    Coaching Staff
  • Coach Daniel
    Coach Daniel
    Coaching Staff
  • Coach Lalo
    Coach Lalo
    Coaching Staff
  • Coach Gio
    Coach Gio
    Coaching Staff
  • Coach Omar
    Coach Omar
    Coaching Staff
  • Coach Craig
    Coach Craig
    Goalkeeper Trainer
  • Coach Rafa
    Coach Rafa
    Coach / SWAP
  • Coach Lundin
    Coach Lundin
    Coaching Staff
  • Coach Andrew
    Coach Andrew
    Coaching Staff
  • Coach Louis
    Coach Louis
    Coaching Staff
  • Coach Jimmie
    Coach Jimmie
    Coaching Staff
Coach Ben
Coaching Staff

Ben Antwi
Coaching Staff

Bio Coming Soon

Coach Daniel
Coaching Staff

Daniel Mellibosky
Club Trainer, PT
Coach Lalo
Coaching Staff

Coach Lalo

Lalo Zatarain
B2005 Yellow
Coach Gio
Coaching Staff

Gio Salinas
G2010, B2006
Coach Omar
Coaching Staff
Omar Gonzalez
Coaching Staff
Coach Omar

Coach Omar brings an enthusiastic attitude to coaching with a hunger to learn from his peers. Omar joins FC Valencia looking to engage further in the community and to develop as a coach and leader.

Skills & Traits

● Optimistic
● Leader
● Enthusiastic
● Team Player
● Responsible
● Bilingual

Coaching Experience
Coaching License E

April 2018 – Present
FC Valencia

July 2017 – April 2018
Real So Cal SCV Boys 99, Santa Clarita – Assistant Coach

July 2017- Present
William S. Hart High School, Newhall – Co Coach Freshman, Jv, and Varsity
Undefeated Season League Champs 2018- Varsity
CIF Semifinals 2018

Playing Experience

1. AC Milan Academy SCV u8
2. SCV Magic u9
3. Santa Clarita United u10
4. RSC (Valley) u11-14
5. RSC SCV u15-u18

August 2013 – June 2018
William S. Hart High School, Newhall – High School Diploma August 2018 – Present
College Of The Canyons, Valencia- Associates Degree

Midfield Player of the Year for Hart High School Freshman and Senior Year
SCV Foothill League 2nd Team Senior Year
CIF Runner Up 2015

Coach Craig
Goalkeeper Trainer

Bio Coming Soon.

Coach Rafa
Coach / SWAP

Rafa Moran
SWAP President
URL: www.soccerwithapurpose.comRafa Moran

Rafa brings a tremendous wealth of experience and professionalism to this program. With over 20 years of playing and coaching experience, he brings to the training field the knowledge and ability to help players  reach their full playing potential. Player development has always been Rafa’s passion and philosophy. This is why he created the SWAP training program. “Having spent 12 years coaching and training  youth club soccer, I’ve learned to identify the needs of the young soccer player. The challenge is to use the right tools that can help each individual become motivated enough to do everything it takes to achieve their personal goals. To me, that’s player development and that’s what I strive to accomplish in every session”.

1997-2008 Flyers SC/Los Angeles Futbol Club
Titles and Responsibilities:
  • Club Director: Responsible for managing all aspects of the club consisting of 38 boys and girls team;
  • Coaching Director: Recruited, assigned, and evaluated coaches and handled all coaching related issues;
  • Head Trainer:  Responsible for training and providing training for teams and players; conducted and administered team skill training clinics;
  • Head Coach: Coaching experience includes every age group from u9-19 teams;
  • Camp Director and Coordinator
  • USSF Development Academy 2008:
    • One of only 63 clubs accepted in entire country
    • U18 National Championship Finalist
    • Southern California Conference Coach of the Year
    • Voted USSF Development Academy U18 Coach of the Year
  • Coast Soccer Premier League:
  • Head Coach – Boys U16 and U17
  • Coast Soccer League:
  • Coached Boys and Girls U9-U10 (All bracket levels)
  • Dallas Cup: 2007, 2008 Boys U16 and U17
  • Super Y League Championship Tournament:
  • 2008 National Champions
  • 2008 Y Coach of the Year
  • 2007 National Championship Finalist
  • Experienced in other prestigious youth soccer tournaments

200-2006 Mexican Women’s National Team Assistant Coach

  • Assistant Coach for the team that qualified to the Summer Olympics in Greece 2004.
  • Extensive international games and tournament experience with the Mexican Women’s National Team


1995-1996 Cal State LA Volunteer Assistant Coach to Leo Cuellar

1997-1998 Claremont McKenna Assistant Coach to Louie Bilowitz


2002-2003 La Cañada High School Boys Varsity

  • League Champions
  • Coach of the Year

2011-Present Gabrielino High School Girls Varsity

  • CIF Champions
  • CIF Coach of the Year


1989-1992  Cal State Los Angeles NCAA Div 1

1992-1993    Universidad de Guadalajara (U de G)
Mexican Professional League 1st Division

1993-1994    Club Deportivo Guadalajara Tapatio
Mexican Professional League 2nd Division

1994-1995    Club Deportivo Tepic
Mexican Professional League 1-A Division

1995-1996    L.A. Salsa
United Soccer Leagues (USISL)

1996-1997    Orange County Zodiac
United Soccer Leagues (USISL)

Coach Lundin
Coaching Staff
Justin Lundin
Coaching Staff

Justin Lundin enters his sixth season at the helm of the COC women’s soccer program in 2014. In five years as head coach, Lundin has led the team to a 69-23-17 record with a career win percentage of .711. Lundin has recorded winning seasons each year since being named head coach, and has led the women’s program to three straight Western State Conference Championships in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Lundin is a graduate of California State University, Northridge, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in physical education, and a master’s degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise physiology. Justin and his wife, Susan, have four children, Grace, Anneliese, Kieran, and Gabrielle.

Coach Andrew
Coaching Staff
Andrew Tusaazemajja
FCV Coaching Staff

Andrew joins FC Valencia after coming off of a successful college career at UCLA.

Read more about Coach Andrew below:

Playing Experience:


2010-2014 UCLA Soccer (Position: Forward)
Selected to the 2015 Adidas MLS Combine
Third team NSCAA All-Far West selection
Honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection
Appeared in all 24 UCLA games, making 17 starts at forward, logging 1,120 minutes …

High School/Club:

Led Fulton College Prep to league titles in 2009 and 2010 … Set a school record in 2007-08 with 55 points (20 goals, 15 assists) and broke it in 2009-10 with 56 points (19 goals and a league-record 18 assists) … Scored 16 goals with 10 assists during his junior season … Lettered three years in cross country and volleyball … Won team city and league cross country titles in 2007 and 2009 and all-league honors all three years … Playing for Real SoCal, he was named the Surf Cup MVP in 2009 … Led his team to the 2009 Dallas Cup championship and the 2009 Surf Cup championship, as well as the 2008 Regional Championship and to the 2008 National semifinals … Has been on the Socal State ODP team since 2007 and was part of the Region IV teams in 2007 and 2008 … Played in Spain with the Region IV team in 2008.


Listed his greatest athletic thrill as winning the Dallas Cup in 2009 …Admires Thierry Henry … Parents: Patrick Muwanga and Jane E Ssonko … Has two brothers, Nelson Katindo and Patrick Mukiibi, and three sisters, Solome Tebaliko, Lilian Nakatindo, and Kate Zalwango … Full name is Andrew Tusaazemajja … Born September 9, 1992 in Uganda, Kampala … Physiological Science major with a career interest in being a chiropractor.

Coach Louis
Coaching Staff
Louis Mogrovejo
Coaching Staff
Check back shortly


Coach Jimmie
Coaching Staff
Jimmie Avalos
Coaching Staff

Jimmie has been coaching club soccer in Santa Clarita Valley for 18 years. He coached boy’s soccer at Canyon High School for several years and collegiately for 12 years. Avalos has seen the growth of club soccer in Santa Clarita and is a product himself. He has had the privilege of coaching and mentoring many young soccer players. Many of these players have gone on to play in college and several are now college coaches themselves.

Avalos is a graduate of California State University of Northridge, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Physical Education, and a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Pedagogy. Avalos currently holds his USSF “D” coaching license and plans on pursing his Advanced National Diploma this summer.

Avalos believes that with hard work, dedication and a nurturing environment that a young player can be successful. He prides himself with being a teacher of the game of soccer and more importantly a good role model. Avalos is constantly looking to challenge himself by finding new and modern methodologies to help challenge his players. Avalos and his Wife Michelle reside in Santa Clarita with their three girls, Gina, Isabell and Elena.

The only place Success comes before Work is in the Dictionary -Vince Lombardi

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